Reviews by Deucalion
Best of the Bunch.Deucalion | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Now personally I feel that the entire Assassin's Creed series is worthwhile for the story alone, only made sweeter by the sandbox type gameplay. Brotherhood manages to continue where the phenomenal AC2 left off, in both story and mechanics. Graphics, controls, combat, and more all have seen an improvement from AC2. Also, surprisingly the way the world can be managed has seen a large improvement too, with far more options for how and what shops/buildings to upgrade and even adds in ways to shape how the assassin's recruits train. The campaign is roughly 20 hours give or take depending on exploration. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys sandboxes and historical fiction/mystery type games. (For the best experience I recommend playing the other games in the series first.)
Not nearly as good as previous games in the series.Deucalion | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Aliens vs Predator
While AvP doesn't hold a candle to other entries in the franchise, it does manage to be a competent and fun game. Pros: Xbox360 controller handles quite well (never tested mouse/keyboard). Beautifully rendered creatures and kills. 3 Intense campaigns, with each playing quite different. Cons: Very short single player overall. Playing as Alien can be disconcerting and migraine inducing. (Basically think looking through a fisheye lens while running across any and every surface.) Fairly hard on graphics cards. Unless running in SLI/Crossfire tessellation just kills framerate and puts out a ton of heat. (My gaming laptop gpu hit over 80c, granted desktops will run much cooler generally.) Summery: A fun yet flawed game, nothing revolutionary or thought provoking. Yet, decent for the price. However I do agree with other reviewers unless a serious fan of the franchise, there are better games to be had.